Welcome to ChemBAM!

We are a group of chemistry researchers who are passionate about showcasing the importance of chemistry. Many things in our everyday lives depend on chemistry and chemistry researchers are tackling some of the biggest challenges facing our world.

We believe that teaching chemistry through ‘real-world’ examples makes it more exciting for the teachers and the pupils. Our website contains resources for teaching and learning, including lesson ideas, experiments, videos and images. The resources link the chemistry from the UK national curriculum to research and ‘real world’ chemistry from universities and industry.



The ChemBAM team is based in the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham. If you are based in the area and would like to request us to run a workshop in your school of community group please click here for more information.

The website is currently edited by chemists Ruth Patchett,  Zoe Schnepp, and Nicola Rogers with many contributions from a whole host of scientists.

Global Challenges

The world’s population is expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, and our planet faces many global challenges. The sciences, and Chemistry in particular, play an important role in many of the global  issues below, affecting our daily lives, the future of technology and our standards of living.  More information on the role of Chemistry in tackling global challenges can be found on the Royal Society of Chemistry website.

Individuals, communities, companies and nations all have a role to play in tackling inter-connected global challenges, in order to provide every person across the globe with water, food, energy, healthcare, and a home. Chemists play an important part in this, and  are developing new technologies to address many of these issues, from water purification materials to new batteries and solar cells.






If you are a scientist and would like to contribute to this website please contact Zoe Schnepp at the University of Birmingham. If you want to find out how to use our resources for outreach activities, take a look at the following page.

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9 thoughts on “Home

  1. This looks great. Kudos! I got this from the alumni mailing list. I studied Mech Engineering and I’m in education now. Super excited to share this with our primary/secondary school.


    • Fabulous. Thank you for sharing this with your schools. If they have any requests for topics they would like covered do get in touch as we are always adding new experiments.


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